Chelsea Sullens grew up knowing she wasn’t good enough. Or so said her father. She knew she was hardheaded and stubborn. Or so said her brothers. At eighteen, she’d found herself alone, broke, with nothing but the fire in her belly and her dream of becoming a bull rider. She turned rejection into resolve and put the stubbornness she’d been accused of having to good use. Her father’s insults fueled her determination to ride with the best. With her dream within reach, it was the wrong time to fall in love. The former SEAL was the distraction she didn’t need, yet he was the man she couldn’t let walk away.
So close to having it all. So close to getting forever. A phone call changes everything. Chelsea has vanished. No leads. A slew of suspects. And Matt is fresh out of patience, his control is gone, and the person who’s taken the woman he loves is about to find out his vengeance has a price: blood.
I’d repeated the lie so many times I’d almost convinced myself it was the truth.
Our friendship was accidental. A lost phone, a string of text messages that led to a once-a-year birthday text. The real trouble started when we upped the game and called each other. Those phone calls strengthened our connection and solidified our bond. Fourteen years later I was in love with a man who knew me down to the deepest depths of my soul—but I’d never seen him, not even a picture. That was our deal; no last names, no pictures, and the promise to never internet search the other.
I upheld that promise.
River did not.
I was not prepared for the man who showed up at my bookstore. River Kent was tall—so damn tall, good-looking, so damn hot he took my breath, crystal blue eyes, so damn captivating I couldn’t look away. But mostly he was a bossy, straightforward, tell-no-lies type of man. Which didn’t work for me since I’d been lying through my teeth for years denying my true feelings.
More than that, I was not prepared to face River months after my sister had been murdered. I wasn’t ready to deal with the knowledge that she was gone and in the weeks leading up to her death I’d turned my back on her. The guilt was eating at me.
River wasn’t prepared to take no for an answer.
Chaos and confusion had taken over my life. And to make matters worse, I found myself in the middle of a horrific child trafficking case. Okay, to be fair, I didn’t find myself there, I’d purposefully inserted myself into the TAKEBACK investigation. And since I’d volunteered to go undercover, River did more than insert himself—he took over and declared himself my protector.
Did I mention I was madly, deeply in love with him? Did I mention he was the man of my dreams? Did I mention River thought going undercover was dangerous, crazy, and not a good idea? Turns out River was right and just when all of my wildest dreams had come true they were torn away and I was left in shambles.
One night. No names. Two hearts forever changed.
There wasn’t a lot that surprised me. My years in the Navy taught me a lot, my years hunting human traffickers taught me the rest. Meeting a beautiful woman in a bar and spending the night with her should’ve been a blip on my radar. Instead, I spent years trying to forget her. In the middle of a rescue operation, fate dropped her back into my life, but there was a twist—she wasn’t alone.
I lived and breathed romance. I was a true believer in love-at-first-sight-happily-ever-afters. Then I found myself staring at a sexy stranger across a crowded bar, fell in love, and spent six hours living out my wildest fantasies. But I ran when I learned love at first sight stole your breath and left you afraid of a broken heart.
Brooklyn Saunders has a secret to tell. One that will change everything for Rhode. One that will bind them together or separate them forever.
Rhode Daley has one shot at building the family he always wanted. That is, until his life implodes and his worst nightmare comes true. Can he repair what time has broken and save their futures?
Takeback is an off-the-books, special operations task force composed of military contractors and US Marshals. Their mission is simple—to save those who have been taken.
Sadie Pierce has vowed never to trust another man—not since the last one she let into her life cleaned out all of her bank accounts. Now on the verge of losing her bakery, she’s more determined than ever to ignore the man who is a walking, talking, dream come to life. The problem is, Reese is of a different mind and refuses to give up.
With a deadline looming, Reese ups his game and makes Sadie an offer she can’t refuse. An offer that comes with consequences neither of them was prepared for.
Reese might have to commit.
Sadie might have to trust.
But together, they’ll have to fight for their lives.
Dangerous Games is the latest romantic suspense thriller from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Riley Edwards. New series, new steamy, hot heroes. Welcome to TAKEBACK.
I clipped a shiny, new FBI badge to my belt, thinking I could save the world. Four years later, the shield’s got some dents, along with my idealism. And there’s one cold case that’s come back to haunt me.
A killer has resurfaced, and all my instincts tell me he’s after the victim that got away. I’ll break every rule in the book to protect beautiful, scarred Meadow. Because I’ve done the most dangerous, most distracting thing an agent can do. I’ve fallen for her.
I don’t believe in fairy tales. Not after an attack left me a half a woman. But when Nick swears to protect me from my worst nightmare, his charm cracks my resolve to guard myself. One kiss shatters it.
But, like the evil villain in the tale, the killer won’t stop until he finishes what he started. And our happy ending balances on the point of a knife.
Charleigh Towler understood how one decision could change the trajectory of life. One night, too much alcohol and overwhelming hurt led her to make a bad decision. One she couldn’t regret because out of that she made her daughter. But it had forever altered her path. For years she’d paid for her perceived mistake until the man she’d never stopped loving was almost killed and she reevaluated her life. She was done allowing Holden Stanford to hide. Never one to dally, she packed up her life and moved to Maryland to do something she should’ve done years ago—fight for the man she loved.
Close to getting everything they should’ve always had, Charleigh’s life is thrown off its path again—only this time it’s her daughter’s life that hangs in the balance.
Lieutenant Jonny Spencer’s life is spiraling out of control. With no end in sight, he withdrawals. Giving in to the darkness is his only reprieve.
Roberta “Bobby” Layne knows what it means to live in the shadows. Her childhood was spent fading into obscurity—loneiless her only friend.
When Jonny’s latest case threatens to snap what’s left of his sanity, Bobby knows this is her last chance to pull him from the hell that awaits. But when her past comes to light, will she be strong enough to fight for the man she’s fallen in love with, or will she fall back into old habits and fade away?
Genevieve Ellison is not a woman Chasin can forget, even if she was only his for the weekend. But now that she’s back in his life, the last thing she wants is a reconciliation. And with her comes a deadly secret, one that blindsides the former SEAL.
A relentless stalker threatened Genevieve Ellison until she fled Nashville, seeking solace in Kent County at her family’s vacation home. The country music star hadn’t planned on meeting the one person on earth who has no idea who she is. She also hadn’t planned on falling in love only to have her heart shattered.
When new and repulsive evidence comes to light, Genevieve can no longer deny how much danger she’s in. Luckily for her, Gemini Group is willing to protect her. What’s not so lucky—the man who did the heart breaking is back in her life.
While Genevieve and Chasin are busy playing games of the heart, the stalker makes a deadly move. The two lovers may have won their battle, but someone is determined to win the war—permanently.
Kennedy Lane was in trouble and she only knew one man who could help. But when she went in search of her childhood friend, the owner of Gemini Group, she found his sexy teammate Jameson instead. The man was positively broody, and brash, and most certainly rough around the edges, and possibly the most distrusting person she’d ever met. He was also hot, and bossy, and when he forgot to be a jerk, he was sweet. The problem was, he wasn’t interested in her—not personally. Jameson had one mission—keep Kennedy safe—a directive he’d made crystal clear.
As the pressure to sell her land increases, the team quickly realizes just how far the greedy land developer will go in his quest to steal everything Kennedy loves. Nothing is off limits and no one is safe. Lines blur when Kennedy’s life is on the line and Jameson can no longer deny he’s fallen for the woman he never dared to dream existed. Now time’s running out—literally—and it’s up to Jameson to save the woman he loves.
Weston Beil didn’t want to be right, he didn’t want to say I told you so, but there it was—the beautiful Silver was caught in the middle of a drug war just like he’d warned. The woman was headstrong and stubborn. She tested his limits, pushed his buttons, and set his body on fire. Weston had a plan, he was prepared to use everything in his arsenal to prove to Silver she was his. Only there’s a glitch in Weston’s plan—Silver might not stay alive long enough for him to claim his treasure and convince her he’s fallen in love.
What are readers saying about Gemini Group:
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"And the guys of Gemini Group..love them. The brotherhood and how they included Kennedy is one of their own. They are amazing and can’t wait to read their books. Next is Weston and Silver and by the little taste we got I know it’s going to be awesome. " Island Girl Romance Reads.
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